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    Freezes up during the movie
    I am not sure what is wrong with my laptop, but when i watch movies which are on my hard drive the whole computer freezes up in the middle of the movie. Does anyone knows what it is?

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    Just a guess here, but movie decoding and playback is very CPU intensive. My guess is that the CPU(s) approached over heating and shut down in self defense. What sort of laptop do you have? This should not be happening - are you sure your fans are (a) running, (b) not obstructed, (c) not clogged with dust, lint, cat hair, etc.?
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